Legend’s visit is recalled

Please find attached this photo taken after the Under 21 International at Bramall Lane last night, when members of Laurie Cunningham's family met up with Caribbean FC players and youth workers from The Hub who met Laurie in 1977.'The names, from the left, are:'Standing: Howard Holmes (FURD); Milton Samuels (Caribbean FC); Peter Law (Laurie's biographer); Kayley Cunningham (niece); Shannon Carter (great-niece);  Rhodene Cunningham (niece); Jayden Cunningham (great-nephew); Keith Cunningham (brother); Gilly Whyte (Caribbean FC); Pablo Joseph (Caribbean FC); Des Smith (The Hub)'Seated: June Wauchope (cousin)

Please find attached this photo taken after the Under 21 International at Bramall Lane last night, when members of Laurie Cunningham's family met up with Caribbean FC players and youth workers from The Hub who met Laurie in 1977.'The names, from the left, are:'Standing: Howard Holmes (FURD); Milton Samuels (Caribbean FC); Peter Law (Laurie's biographer); Kayley Cunningham (niece); Shannon Carter (great-niece); Rhodene Cunningham (niece); Jayden Cunningham (great-nephew); Keith Cunningham (brother); Gilly Whyte (Caribbean FC); Pablo Joseph (Caribbean FC); Des Smith (The Hub)'Seated: June Wauchope (cousin)

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Relatives of the first black footballer to represent England at senior level met Caribbean FC players and youth workers from Sheffield this week.

The meeting at Football Unites Racism Divides in Sharrow was organised to recreate a visit Laurie Cunningham made to a Sheffield youth club in the city in 1977 – with some Caribbean FC players present – before he went on to score the winning goal on his debut for England’s Under-21s against Scotland at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground.

On Tuesday, England under-21s hosted Scotland at Bramall Lane again, in Laurie’s memory, as part of a the Kick it Out campaign fighting racism in football.

Howard Holmes, of Furd, said: “Laurie was a huge inspiration to young black people at the time, along with all those fighting racism.”

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